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Ebenezer D. Bassett

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 16 October 1833; d. 1908), the first African American diplomat.

Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Tobias Bassett, a mulatto, and Susan...

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Ebenezer D. Bassett

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 16 October 1833; d. 1908), the first African American diplomat.

Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Tobias Bassett, a mulatto, and Susan...

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Bassett, Ebenezer D.

David M. Carletta.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 916 words.

Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Tobias Bassett, a mulatto, and Susan Bassett of the Shagticoke branch of the Pequot tribe. He graduated with...

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Bassett, Ebenezer D.

David M. Carletta.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 916 words.

Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Tobias Bassett, a mulatto, and Susan Bassett of

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<i>Hero of Hispaniola: America's First Black Diplomat, Ebenezer D. Bassett</i>. By Christopher Teal. (Westport: Praeger, 2008. xii, 206 pp. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-313-35195-2.)

Steven Heath Mitton.

in Journal of American History

September 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 513 words.

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Bassett, Ebenezer Don Carlos

Nancy Gordon Heinl.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 955 words.

Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on October 16, 1833, the son of Tobias Bassett, a mulatto, and Susan (Gregory) Bassett, a Native American of the...

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Downing, George Thomas

Kathy Covert-Warnes.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1061 words.

George Thomas Downing lived nearly eighty-four years, but the results of his struggles for civil rights persisted long past his death. He was born to Thomas and Rebecca West Downing in...

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Haiti

Philippe R. Girard.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1380 words.

Haiti, which occupies the western third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, is the Western Hemisphere's second independent republic and the world's first black republic. Frederick...

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Smyth, John H.

Linda M. Carter.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1065 words.

lawyer, diplomat, educator, and editor, was born John Henry Smyth in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Sully Smyth, a slave, and Ann Eliza Goode Smyth, a free African American. Smyth was...

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Coppin, Fanny Jackson

Linda M. Perkins.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1321 words.

educator, civic and religious leader, and feminist, was born a slave in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Lucy Jackson. Her father's name and the details of her early childhood are...

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Poindexter, James Preston

J. D. Bowers.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1173 words.

minister, educator, civil servant, and social activist, was born in Richmond, Virginia, to Evelina Atkinson, of both African American and Cherokee descent, and Joseph Poindexter, a white...

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Ruby, George Thompson (1841 - 1882), Political figure, Print Journalist, War Correspondant, Educator

Eric Gardner.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1770 words.

politician and journalist, was born in New York and was living in the Portland, Maine, area by 1850. He was the son of Reuben and Rachel (Humphrey) Ruby, although some scholars have...

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Foreign Policy

Michael L. Krenn.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 4225 words.

Through the early nineteenth century the ability of African Americans to effectively participate in U.S. foreign policy was extremely limited. These limitations are easily understood, as...

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